my 3rd stripe.
I know eventually I will be a purple belt. I just have to keep putting in time. I just have to keep grinding and never stray from the way.
Thank you Carlson Gracie Guam. I will truly miss you when I leave this island. I’ve been grappling on and off for 9 years. I’ve finally found a gym that shares the same passion if not more for the love of this art. 4 weeks ago
my 3rd stripe.
How I did it: I just signed up for it and paid for it. I pretty much hated doing this goal because I didn't love it. Pushing myself to run when my knees and feet hurt so much was not worth it. It was the stupidest thing I've done to my body. The farthest I ever ran is half marathons. I've like 3-4 halfs. I crapped out and started walking about halfway. I thought that I wasn't conditioned enough for this endeavor. Will only do short runs and Relays races from now on. I knocked this off my list. I wish I had something more positive to say. Read how I did it… 1 month ago
I’m on Chapter 7 The exploiters and the exploited. Maybe if I read a little bit everyday and posted what I read about on here. I really think reading this book will give me a better perspective on life and what I should do. 2 months ago
I lost by points. Went the whole way. I want to win. I also want to finish. It takes a lot of work to win. It takes a lot of work to finish. This will take a lot of work. I know this. I will keep going. I will keep learning the things I want to learn. I will take this time to learn what I want.
I want to Armbar like Ronda Rousey.
I want to throw like Dave Camarillo.
I want to sweep like Marcelo Garcia. 2 months ago
This goal is so long because I stop and start.
I just need to burn the fat with cardio.
I’m training for a marathon April 7th. So with the amount of running I’m doing it’s burning my fat well. I also do calisthenics everyday.
today I did
20 pull ups
50 L ups
50 sit ups.
35lb plate around the head 30x
35lb plate lunge 30x
I am going to jiu jitsu today too.
Also I’m on a paleo-ish diet. No carbs unless its a long run. like my marathon. I believe in eating protein. I should eat more vegetables and fruits. For the office job I have it makes since to not have carbs because it just stores in my body.
more to come. maybe a picture too. 2 months ago
I swam for 50 minutes.
lap combat side stroke
lap breast stroke
Rest. eat. Paid for tomorrow 5k.
Jiu Jitsu. Open Mat. 3 months ago
30 min eliptical
20 pull ups
50 L ups
100x Push ups
40x sit ups
30x box jmps
20x push ups
10x L pull ups
15 mins in sauna
middle workout from WODshop.org
bodyweight 3 months ago
I will get this done in 2013.
Guam International Marathon April 7th 2013.
I have roughly 3 months to prepare.
Game on. 4 months ago
I’ve been falling off here and there. But this is my 3rd week. I really do have abs. I just have a layer of fat on the lower part. I need to do cardio and really watch my diet.
Having that partner keeps you accountable.
Double Gold! 5 months ago
Goal Double Gold!
Gold in my Weight Category.
Gold in my Belt Class.
It seems impossible. but the journey to get there will be a challenging one. I’m up for the challenge. I know when I reach this goal I feel that much better.
Ecstacy of Gold by Ennio Morricone 5 months ago
I got it last weekend. Do I think I deserve it? No. Did I go through a lot this past few months? Yes, but not jiu jitsu related.
I know jiu jitsu is there for me. Especially this gym in Guam. Carlson Gracie Guam. This family is there for me. I should have not have compromised my life for a girl. When I got let down. Going to jiu jitsu was the best thing for me. I have so much to learn. I have to work hard on this goal. I really want to go everyday. My half guard, close guard and open guard need to get better. Actually my entire game needs to get better. The road from Blue to Purple is a long one. 6 months ago
This is your life. Do what you love,and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; They will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; Getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.
Something I ran into searching for john cages 10 rules. It sucks how I want someone to be with, but I can’t force it. I just have to let it flow. 6 months ago
you give your heart out to someone then you only see to get it crushed in front of you. again and again and again. I don’t know what to some times. 7 months ago
3rd time on abs
I have a routine down.
Its really getting boring though.
5 min warm up jump rope
10 med sit ups
10 med v ups
10 med bal sit ups (legs up 90 degrees)
10 alternating leg sit ups
10 alt legs cross sit ups
10 med ball twists
45 sec plank
45 sec side plank both sides 8 months ago
So I don’t know the results until November. Until then I can work on other goals. This will now be close to last.
I think I did pretty good. Only time will tell. 8 months ago
That was a term my old art school professor would say about materials, resources, reference photos, etc.
“Garbage In Garbage out.”
I thought about that when I ate some Wendys last night.
I ate a chicken sandwich, half the fries and a large lemonade.
It was much needed sustenance, I worked out for like an hour and half doing jiu jitsu. My second workout of the day also.
It seems there are times after a workout that I feel like I don’t care what I eat I just need food. Thats when my choices go bad.
So I’m keeping that term in my head when I’m done with my workout.
I just finished a run swim run/walk. That run back is challenging after a run and a swim. 8 months ago
Since I didn’t reach my goal. I have a new deadline.
Timely December 6th 2012.
I have three months. I really almost there. Since I write about a lot about this goal I might as well take documentation of my progress.
I did a run swim in the morning.
then I did core/cardio in the afternoon.
Then Jiu jitsu! 8 months ago
So I’m taking a week of leave just to study for my exam. I want to be HM2. Just to get it out of the way. That’s not a good reason. So maybe I don’t deserve to pick up. I know I will work hard though. I plan getting a high score this time around. I’m shooting for a 70.
I have no excuse to not study.
I’m just studying and working out. No other distractions. If I don’t pick up. It’s whatever. Next time.
I studied some correspondence and decedant affairs. 8 months ago
getting some results.
It’s sad that I’m looking in the mirror more and more.
I did intervals.
1/4 mile 1:35
bear crawls and crab walks.
30 sec side planks right and left.
Intervals suck. Sprinting sucks. It got me really thinking.
What are you willing to do for your goals?
What are you willing to sacrifice?
Are you willing to push pass your limits?
I’ve been on this goal for a long time. I missed my deadline too.
I have dedicate myself to this. Not for vanity or health, but more so for myself. To know I put my mind to this and I completed it. 8 months ago
Some where in my daily life I will squeeze it in.
“That which we persist in doing becomes easier not that nature of the task has changed but our ability to do has increased” -Emerson 8 months ago
Cardio at 545am
I ran to a beach for like 12 minutes.
10 push ups
25 flutter kicks
I saw my doctor going for a beach dive waiting for other doctors. I chatted with him for a bit.
Then when his doctor friends came I continued my run back.
I ran up a hill then I ran back to housing. Then I walked the rest of the way.
Since its’ early I’m going to try to this every weekend.
Get an early workout. Get it out of the way. I may also get another workout later on that day.
I have just a little tummy and love handles to get rid of. 8 months ago
What was that quote in Three Kings?
What’s the most important thing in life?
Too dependent on other people.
Archie Gates: A little Disneyland, isn’t it?
What is it then?
As in people do what is most necessary to them at any given moment.
Eventually you find out what you want to do in life. It may change tomorrow, next month, or 5 years from now. I think the most important part is to move forward. Despite all the things in your life i.e. family members death, break up, divorce, loss of a job or failing dive school. Take baby steps in the right direction. I found my purpose. I’m going back. It took some time and some suffering, but I grew as a man and a person.
So it is time to live life. We only have one. 8 months ago
I made my decision. I’m going to go back to Dive school. 8 months ago
The first week back is pretty easy.
I worked out every day.
I kept my diet in mind too. I ate salad twice for lunch.
On Thursday I made myself work out even when I didn’t want to.
I have to keep consistent with documenting it.
I did 40 minutes of Long Slow Distance.
with a warm up and cool down.
at 530 to 630am.
I ate those microwavable egg sandwiches.
I almost threw up. Don’t eat those. 8 months ago